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Where Are All the PSone Games? | PS3Blog.net

The PS3 is coming up to it’s 1st anniversary in Japan and North America, and it’s almost 6 months old in Europe, so I’m left wondering where are all the PSone games?

The Japanese store has a whole load of big name PSone classics headed by the likes of Resident Evil Directors Cut, R Type, Tekken 2, Everybodys Golf 2 and AI.

The North American Store has less content but still has classics such as Castlevania SotN, MediEvil, Destruction Derby and Syphon Filter.

That leads me to the UK Store which has Crash Bandicoot, WipEout, Jumping Flash and er…a couple of other games that weren’t on the PSone that not many people care about.

Spyro 2, Crash Bandicoot and MediEvil were all pulled from the Store because of bugs, while MediEvil and Crash are back on the Store, I don’t think Spyro 2 has been fixed yet. Not a great start.

I know it’s early in the PS3’s life but when you look at the back catalogue of genuine classic PSone games, you’d think Sony would put more effort in making these titles available to buy from the various PS Stores. It’s a back catalogue that Microsoft and to a lesser extent, Nintendo, can’t compete with.

It would be a big boost to the PSN if the following titles were made available to download:

Resident Evil 1, 2 and 3, Final Fantasy VIII and IX (I still have VII), Gran Turismo 1 & 2, Destruction Derby 2, Vagrant Story, Broken Sword 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill 1*, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Parasite Eve and Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2.

I know there are localisation issues (amongst other things) in getting these games onto the various Stores but if they just released one or two titles per week, then it would add fresh content to the Store while people wait for playable demos and other PS3 related content.

I didn’t buy my PS3 to play PSone games on it, but it would be nice to have the option to download some games that I missed because they weren’t released in the UK. Some of the games I’ve mentioned above, are going for ludicrous prices on eBay aswell.

There’s also the option to play PSone games on your PSP if you have one, which can’t be overlooked. I’d be tempted to get a PSP again if a lot of those games were available. Broken Sword and FFVIII on the go? Hell Yeah!! C’mon Sony make it happen.

*Silent Hill 2 was on PS2. Cheers Videospel.

  • Videospel

    Silent hill 2 is on ps2. I agree though, I mean, it cant be that difficult to add some more intresting things on ps store. It feels frustrating when the ps3 is not used at its full potential.

  • Sarlac

    Licensing costs man. Licensing costs.
    In the U.S. companys gouge bigtime.

  • Nathaniel

    Yep i agree with that, Metal Gear Soild alone would be amazing not to mention FFVII.

    I havent got a PSP yet waiting until early next year when the remote play and PS3-PSP connectivity is fully there but playing these games during a lunch break or whilest traveling would really make the Sony offering quite different to Microsoft or Nintendo they dont have anything like this at the moment…..and now that Lair has set the trend for PS3 games to remote play things are looking interesting.

  • Sarlac

    Licensing costs man. Licensing costs.
    In the U.S. companys gouge bigtime.
    On top of that there seems to be this idea that Americans are ignorant of technology. They probably think the cost of providing a large library of downloadable classic games will not be made back due to poor sales to the techno-doofus americans. Have you taken a look at the slick and useful style of the JP SONY site? It amkes the US site look like advertising garbage.
    Why can’t North America get a SONY website that doesn’t insult our intelligence?
    The whole situation makes me want to pack my shit and move to Osaka.

  • Darrin

    Good post.

    The Only PS1 games that I still genuinely want to play: Oddworld 1+2 and Bushido Blade 2. The sequels to those games were horrible; both the Xbox Oddworld games and the PS2 Kengo games were just terrible.

    There were other amazing PS1 games, like Crash, MGS1, FF7, GT2, but the next-gen sequels were better, and I’d rather play those.

  • Ahh man I forgot about Bushido Blade! 1 hit kills if I remember correctly? πŸ˜€

  • Sporty

    Kinda sad when even a PS3 fan site starts to have a majority of articles that are negative one way or another.

    But I do wish they would add at least 2-3 PSOne titles a week.